To see what a Lay Theme Shop can look like please find an example Shop at http://sucuxshop.laytheme.com/.
Take a quick look at WooCommerce's Getting Started Section. This is where most of your questions about how WooCommerce works will be answered and you can go back to that link after you set up the Shop.
If you have any questions please refer to the WooCommerce Docs.
If you cannot find an answer there please post your question in our Shop Forum Section.
These are some points that are still in Development:
Please install WooCommerce.
When WooCommerce is activated for the first time, the WooCommerce Setup Wizard will be the next screen you see after clicking “Activate”. This helps you set up and configure your site with WooCommerce functionality. You don't need to use Jetpack.
For a full walkthrough of the Setup Wizard (also known as the Onboarding Wizard), please read through the WooCommerce Setup Wizard documentation.
Make sure your website uses SSL/https. This is needed for the payment gateways to work properly.
If your website address does not start with "https://" but with "http://", you need to set your domain to use SSL. This can typically be done in your Webhost Control Panel. If you're unsure of how to do this, please write your webhost support.
After you have activated SSL for your website, you might need to use a Plugin like "Really Simple SSL" to make it work.
“WooCommerce Side Cart (Ajax)” is a plugin by XootiX, but we have changed its style and added settings to the Customizer for it.
Please note that if you want to be able to change product quantities in the sidecart, you need to purchase the Sidecart Pro plugin by XootiX for 25$. It is possible to just remove a product in the sidecart though.
If you use the Pro version just make sure to turn off the "Fly to Cart Animation"
This is how you install WooCommerce Side Cart (Ajax) for a flying side cart:
Important if your website crashed: This plugin is the most popular one of its kind. However, currently there is a bug that crashes your site if you deactivate the WooCommerce plugin before you deactivate the Sidecart plugin. Or if you activate the Sidecart plugin without first activating the WooCommerce plugin.
If that happened on your site, follow these steps:
Make sure in your Menu in "Appearance" → "Menus" the Cart Menu Point is added.
For Product Images Lay Theme works best if all of your product photos are in portrait format instead of landscape and have the same aspect ratio.
For variable Products like T-Shirts with different T-Shirt sizes, please take a look at Variable Product.
If you would like to have an additional info tab for example for "Sizing" like below, please install the plugin "WooCommerce Custom Product Tabs Lite".
On a page in the Gridder, add the "Product Thumbnail Grid" Element. This is an overview of your Products. Clicking on a Product Thumbnail leads to the Product.
You might want to make this page your frontpage. Set your frontpage in "Customize" → "Front Page".
You can customize the appearance of your product thumbnails in "Customize" → "WooCommerce" → "Product Thumbnails".
Find all Customizer Settings to change the Appearance of your Shop in "Customize" → "WooCommerce".
In "Customize" → "WooCommerce" → "Product Thumbnails" make sure to use a value of 600 or higher for "Thumbnail Resolution".
Many Settings use new predefined Shop Textformats. Find the new Shop Textformats in "Textformats". About Textformats
Do a Test Purchase to see how it works.
The easiest way to do a test-purchase is to activate the payment method "Cash after Delivery" in "WooCommerce" → "Settings" → "Payments". Then do a purchase and choose that Payment Method during Checkout.
Or you could just set a very low price for one of your products.
After a test purchase is completed, you'll receive an email about your order to the email address you provided during checkout. You can customize your emails in "WooCommerce" → "Settings" → "Emails". You could for example change the default color which is purple.
If you haven't received an email your webserver might not be configured correctly to send out emails.
In that case you can contact your Webhost Support or read the WooCommerce email FAQ. For us using the plugin "WP Mail SMTP" worked well to fix this.
For generating invoices and packing slips, the Plugin "WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips" has worked very well for us so far.
💫 Thanks to @sucukundbratwurst for letting me use their product images for the test shop. 💫